Beerhammaren (1101) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5l bottle from Alko Seppälä
Pours cloudy yellow with high head. Aroma is banana, malts, spices. Flavor is alcohol, banana, yeast and malts. A bit stingy palate.
Arek (114) - Zielona Góra, POLAND - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
13.07.14, Kapsel, Zielona Góra, Poland.
Złote, mętne piwo o grubej, puszystej i sztywnej pianie oraz przyjemnym, pszenicznym, bananowym aromacie. W smaku gęste, przyjemnie pszeniczne z bananową słodyczą w posmaku.
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - AUG 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle bought at Biorganic’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2014.
Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with lots of dirt-like yeast sediments; Exposive three-finger head with crumpty off-white foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Very fragment aroma of malt, with strong wheat, tartness, banana, caramel, vanilla, bubblegum, sugar, strong yeast, cloves, light spices and strawy grass; Low sweet taste of light malt, with heavy metallic, wheaty tartness, caramel, faint mashed banana, low phenolic, light cloves, strong spices, earth, strong yeast, light lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass; Close to light body. Dry, crisp and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is good barley and wheat maltyness in a slightly thicker body. Very metallic (not too annoying) with earthy strawy hops plus its darker colour gives it a pretty strong impression. Fair caramel, fairly low banana ester, matching light sweetness and dry crispiness somehow ease its heaviness. Hmm… Hoppiness is strawy grass in nose. Earth, spice, light lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is very notable and quite bitter for a weiss, ended in an abrupt moderate-to-strong bitter finish; Dry crisp after taste. Bitter and earthy to mouth.
Comments: This one has that sorryful dark strawy look with short head retention, but you could never guess it’s taste is heavy all the way - metallic water, earthy bitter hops, and loads of yeast for underwhelming ester and cloves. It feels like a better version of Höss Weisser-Hirsch (that murky strawy looks, that’s why!), but too gloomy and heavy to be anywhere near the decent mark. Still drinkable but with some caution.
FBoekman (41) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Skummar bra. Luktar inte så mycket. Lite tam i smaken oxå. Men ganska gott, skumbanan.
venom666 (362) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with medium short-lasting white head. High carbonation. Aroma is spicy, clove and coriander are present, also banana and yeast. Taste is spicy as well, with strong clove traces, white pepper and coriander, together with banana and orange peel. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy.
SperkeleForce (568) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy Dark yellow with huge white frothy head. Notes of banana, spices, wheat. Refreshing
djoeye (1572) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy body, golden, deutschhhhh head, diminishing fast, loose, no lacings.
Aroma; spicy wheat malts, yellow apple, very mild hops, ripe fruits.
Taste; fruity wheat malts, spices, toffee, apple, notes of ripe banana.
To palate easy, smooth, slightly watery.
Finishes into the sweet juicy wheat jungle. Overall alright, but there are hefeweizens with more spices and aftertaste than this one.
1/2L brown bottle 5.2% b@Alko.fi Mooonyo, tasted@home Norway.
Marstonlad (437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy golden with an extremely big, frothy head. Aroma of wheaty maltiness, fairly much banana and some spiciness. Taste combines light sweet notes with sour elements, very well balanced. Overall impression points to malts rather than esters, though fruitiness features too. The palate is light, but not too light, the texture smooth and moderately carbonated. Nice, organic hefeweizen.
kalervo (715) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent hefeweizen, taste is quite mild and easy, still very enjoyable. Not remarkable but good beer.
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, Alnatura FR. This is indeed a quite lovely, almost "Spitzenklasse" Weisse,...Hell. Standout feature is the delicate, Tettnang incl.? hop profile over fruity, yet mainly dry quality wheat. Green apples, peaches, with a green grass and wildflower prickle. No real flaws, although the colour is a particularly murky milky yellow and the yeast leaves a hint of aspartame aftertaste. Going into summer rotation.